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Proposed design concepts for Transport Projects approved for consultation

Proposed design concepts for Transport Projects approved for consultation

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council’s Earthquake Recovery Committee of the Whole today endorsed proposed concept designs for two transport projects and gave the go-ahead to start public engagement on them.

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Want to dream up a creative, kid’s workshop with Gap Filler support?

Monday, 11 August 2014 3:22 p.m. by GapFiller

Gap Filler is creating an opportunity for an artist to design and host a family-friendly workshop for young people aged between 10-14 years.  

Graffiti Art Home - CTV News 08/08/14

Graffiti Art Home - CTV News 08/08/14

Monday, 11 August 2014 12:46 p.m. by MediaCTV Popular

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Construction begins on merged Lyttelton Primary School

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:58 a.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Govt creatively accounting for rebuild

Govt 'creatively accounting' for rebuild

Monday, 11 August 2014 8:30 a.m. by MediaThePress

NZ First leader Winston Peters has accused the Government of deceit on the cost of the Christchurch rebuild and on foreign land ownership.

Fake engineer worked on Queensland projects

Fake engineer worked on Queensland projects

Sunday, 10 August 2014 8:23 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineering projects across Queensland have had to be reassessed after a fake engineer, who worked on the CTV building that collapsed in the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, worked on them using a fake name and qualifications.

Experts want to save the cathedral

Experts want to save the cathedral

Saturday, 9 August 2014 2:14 p.m. by MediaStuff

The Christ Church Cathedral is the emblem of the city it stands in but its future looks bleak. A restoration expert, an architect and an architectural historian tell that it is too valuable to be demolished.

Magnitude 3.8 quake near Christchurch

Magnitude 3.8 quake near Christchurch

Saturday, 9 August 2014 11:09 a.m. by Media3News

A magnitude 3.8 quake has been recorded near Christchurch.

Amputees dream walk

Amputee's dream walk

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Double amputee Stacey Herbert still dreams of walking down the aisle.

Double amputee dreams of walking down the aisle

Double amputee dreams of walking down the aisle

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Double amputee Stacey Herbert still dreams of walking down the aisle.

Builders face a litany of complaints

Builders face a litany of complaints

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Poor workmanship, broken promises, constantly changing staff, unpaid bills and lack of progress on new builds.

Centre precincts $500m price tag queried

Centre precinct's $500m price tag queried

Saturday, 9 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government will fund and own Christchurch's new convention centre, with private partners taking care of the surrounding precinct.

Defeated Cantabrian take a stand

Defeated Cantabrian take a stand

Friday, 8 August 2014 6:26 p.m. by Media3News

After bumping into the Prime Minister, Paulette Barr decided she needed to tell him her endless wait for her quake damaged home.

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 9th August

CTV NEWS WEEK IN REVIEW - Saturday 9th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 6:09 p.m. by MediaCTV

Bus detours 10th/11th August

Bus detours 10th/11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 4:33 p.m. by Transport4chch

SUNDAY 10 AUGUST Road: Garlands Rd Route : 23 Hyde Park / Woolston Info: ​On Sunday night from 7pm onwards all buses travelling towards Woolston will detour away from Garlands Rd while road works are carried out. Buses will detour …

Outside the CBD – from Monday 11th August

Outside the CBD – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:55 p.m. by Transport4chch

New Brighton Road – reopened to two-way traffic this week near the Avondale Bridge. Avonside Drive – closed between Stanmore Road and Linwood Ave. Linwood Ave – lane closed on Linwood Ave between Kidbrooke St and Dyers Road. The left-turning slip …

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Stranges Lane opens in central city

Friday, 8 August 2014 3:16 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Stranges Lane and its three new restaurants opened early this morning without a hitch - despite hail on the tables.�

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Central City – from Monday 11th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 2:49 p.m. by Transport4chch

New: Colombo Street – northbound only between Gloucester Street and Manchester Street.   Antigua Street one way northbound only between Moorhouse Ave and Halkett Street. Armagh Street westbound only between Barbadoes Street and Madras Street. Madras Street down to one lane from …

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

CBD – Available Routes Map 8th August – 16th August

Friday, 8 August 2014 1:40 p.m. by Transport4chch

For available routes around the Central City please find below the CBD network map. This is updated weekly. Please click here to download the network map - Available Routes Map    

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Air Force Museum venue recognised in Canterbury Awards finals

Friday, 8 August 2014 11:04 a.m. by PRNews

Air Force Museum, together with its partner Vbase, has been recognised as a Tourism/Hospitality Finalist in the 2014 Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Convention centre will cost $500 million

Friday, 8 August 2014 10:26 a.m. by MediaThePress

Taxpayers will contribute $284 million to the Christchurch Convention Centre due to open in 2017.

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Convention Centre good news for tourism

Friday, 8 August 2014 9:06 a.m. by TourismChCh

Website Map Changes

Website Map Changes

Friday, 8 August 2014 7:00 a.m. by Transport4chch

Recently changes were made to the TransportforChristchurch website map to show only road works, road closures, events and incidents if they: Are on a strategic route* and Have or are likely to have an impact on road users’ journeys (e.g. delays, …

Tired of waiting - Paulettes plea to the PM

'Tired of waiting' - Paulette's plea to the PM

Friday, 8 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Paulette Barr could see no end to wearing coats and beanies inside her cold, quake-damaged home, so she took her case to Prime Minister John Key.

Council Consents

Council Consents

Friday, 8 August 2014 12:06 a.m. by MediaCTV

Canvas public engagement

Canvas public engagement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:55 p.m. by MediaCTV

Republic New Brighton

Republic New Brighton

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:52 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Convention Centre

Christchurch Convention Centre

Thursday, 7 August 2014 11:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Eden NZ – iconic new proposal announced for the east

Thursday, 7 August 2014 6:37 p.m. by AvonOtakaro Popular

A new iconic scheme for the recovery of the east has been announced and made available for public comment on EVO::SPACE.

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:52 p.m. by HumanRightsComm Recommended Popular

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Convention Centre Precinct announcement

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:37 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

The preferred developer and operator for Christchurch’s new Convention Centre Precinct have been announced.

Convention centre plans unveiled

Convention centre plans unveiled

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:56 p.m. by MediaThePress

Plenary Conventions, Ngai Tahu Property and Christchurch's Carter Group will design and build the convention centre, the Government has announced today.�

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Convention Centre developer and operator revealed

Thursday, 7 August 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones

Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones

Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:49 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Sir Bob Jones about his new book, "No Punches Pulled"

Tearful woman confronts John Key

Tearful woman confronts John Key

Thursday, 7 August 2014 12:18 p.m. by MediaStuff

A tearful Paulette Barr approached the Prime Minister John Key at Westfield Mall in Riccarton this morning, pleading for help in a cold, liquefaction-hammered home, with no skirting boards.

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Forsyth Barr to become a hotel

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:52 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's tallest office tower has been sold and will become a major hotel.

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Other recent research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes – including public policy, infrastructure, organizational resilience etc.

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:31 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest related references. A big thank you to all of those of you who keep me abreast of …

Family forced to move nine times

Family forced to move nine times

Thursday, 7 August 2014 10:06 a.m. by MediaStuff

Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

An even longer wait: Rebuilds until 2017?

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch homeowners could now be waiting until 2017 before their earthquake-damaged homes are rebuilt.

The real price to pay in the rebuild

The real price to pay in the rebuild

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

At first glance, the news that the Christchurch City Council has found another $400 million hole in its finances as it confronts the post-quake rebuild might not seem such a blow.

Quake damage upsets architect

Quake damage upsets architect

Thursday, 7 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Architect Patrick Sloan says to see Christchurch as a broken city after returning from China to join architecture practice Warren and Mahoney has been distressing.

CTV News - Wednesday 06 August

CTV News - Wednesday 06 August

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 7:32 p.m. by MediaCTV

Labour says 8000 quake victims in limbo

Labour says 8000 quake victims in limbo

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 6:54 p.m. by Media3News

Eighty percent of the businesses impacted by earthquakes have received payouts, but Labour says many remain in limbo.

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:32 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Homeowners with unresolved earthquake insurance claims are burdened down with copious and complicated technical reports and a myriad of explanations amid pressure to make decisions based on information they can no longer make sense of.

The Latest Engineering Research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

The Latest Engineering Research resulting from the Christchurch Earthquakes

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:12 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

I am regularly asked whether I have details of the latest papers for various disciplines relating to the Christchurch earthquakes. Here are the latest engineering references – other disciplines to follow.   Digital buildings: Using sensors to monitor the performance …

Michael Epic

Michael Epic

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 4:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Dot Boyd

Dot Boyd

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 4:31 p.m. by MediaCTV

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Christchurch Convention Centre Precinct concept design - Plenary Conventions New Zealand

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 3:23 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

Plenary Conventions New Zealand, a consortium of proven international infrastructure firm Plenary Group, and experienced local firms Ngāi Tahu Property and The Carter Group, has been selected as the preferred consortium for the master-planning and development stage of this very large project.

Mystery over Brownlees CCC audit review

Mystery over Brownlee's CCC audit review

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Government is dodging questions about a report it commissioned to review an audit of the Christchurch City Council's financial position.

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 7 Aug

Lyttelton Tunnel Maintenance Works Restrictions – 7 Aug

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 2:00 p.m. by Transport4chch

The New Zealand Transport Agency will be undertaking essential maintenance works  in the Lyttelton Tunnel between the hours of 8pm and 6am for one day on: 7 August The night-time works will place restrictions on traffic flows through the tunnel, …

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Rebuild drives national jobs growth

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 1:33 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch rebuild keeps fuelling the labour market, with the Canterbury unemployment rate plummeting to 2.8 per cent in the June quarter.

Chris Lynch speaks to Paul McNoe from Red Bus

Chris Lynch speaks to Paul McNoe from Red Bus

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 12:37 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch speaks to Paul McNoe, Chief Executive of Red Bus, about the new commuter bus service being considered from Oxford to Christchurch

RETAINING WALLS – Wednesday 6th August 7 – 8pm

RETAINING WALLS – Wednesday 6th August 7 – 8pm

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 11:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

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Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Base isolation technology rare in Christchurch

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch developers are shying away from using base isolation technology, which protects buildings against earthquake damage, as they seek to reduce costs.

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Canterbury Earthquake Insurance Settlements Top $12 Billion

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 10:27 a.m. by InsuranceCouncilNZ Popular

Insurance payouts for Canterbury earthquake claims has topped $12 billion, according to the Insurance Council of New Zealand.

CTV News Tuesday 05 August

CTV News Tuesday 05 August

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 9:44 p.m. by MediaCTV

Cantabrian finally settled after stuck in the red-zone

Cantabrian finally settled after stuck in the red-zone

Tuesday, 5 August 2014 4:33 p.m. by Media3News

After the Christchurch earthquake, Cliff Mitton's home was red-zoned, but finally things are looking up for the Cantabrian, three-years on.